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Tiruvallur Sri Vidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Pooja Schedule, Timings, History

Sri Vaidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple at Thiruvallur is one of the 108 Divya desam. The place is also the 21st Thiruthalam in Thondainadu, and is praised in verses by two of the twelve Alvars – Thirumangai Alvar and Thirumzhisai Alvar which are referred to as Divya Prabandham Swamy Sri Desikan has also praised the deity in his Kingruhesa Stuthi.

Sri Vidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Timings:

Morning: 5.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM

Vidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Pooja Schedule:

Morning Darshan Details :
Viswaroopam06.00 am
Sevarthi Darshan06.30 am to 07.30 am
Thiruvaaradhanai & Satrumarai /Pooja*07.30 am to 09.00 am
Sevarthi Darshan09.00 am to 12.00 noon
Evening Darshan Details :
Sevarthi Darshan4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Thirumaalai Sutru / Pooja* – Thirumal Vadai Satrumarai6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Sevarthi Darshan7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Thiruvaradhanam8:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Mansa Seva (Bedtime Seva)9:00 pm
Amavasya Darshan Details :
Morning5:00 am to 1:00 pm
Uchikala (Noon) Pooja*1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Darshan1:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Note: The above mentioned timings might change without notice on Festival days, Holidays and Thirumanjanam days.

Sri Vidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple History:

The legend connected with this temple says, that one Thai Amavasya day a wandering sage named Salihotran reached Thiruvallur where he met a congregation of sages. They were engaged in taking bath in the tank Hrith-Thapa-Nasini and he was also advised to take bath before performing his daily rituals. The bath changed the mind and Sri Salihotran decided to stay at the bank of that Holy tank and start a penance without food or water for one year. The next year on the same Pushya Amavasya day he completed his penance and took a holy dip in the Hrith-Thapa-Nasini tank and observed his morning prayers. As he was fasting for one year without food and drink, he collected on that day some paddy and prepared prasadam using rice flour.

At this juncture, Lord Narayana took the form of an old Brahmin and came the way where Salihotran was waiting to offer a share to a guest. He immediately offered the food to the Brahmin who ate up the offering. Salihotran understood that the old Brahmin was very hungry and immediately offered his share also to the guest too. The guest was satisfied and left the place. Another year of penance continued without any food and drink. Again on the day of Pushya Amavasya Salihotran took his holy bath and after his prayers prepared food as he did the previous year.
On request from Salihotra Maharishi, the Lord promised that he would permanently stay there and that he would bless and relieve everyone who prays to him after taking bath in the tank of his/her diseases and miseries. Hence He is called Sri Vaidhya Veeraraghava Swamy.

In Puranas this city is referred to as ‘Veekshaaranya kshetram’. Since the Lord Sriman Narayana visited the hut of Salihotra Maharishi and asked, ‘where can I rest ?’ – ‘kim grihm?, in Sanskrit, the place was also called ‘Kingrihapuram, or ‘Thiru Evvul’ in Tamil. Sriman Narayana dwells here with the names, SriVeeraraghavan, Evvul Kidandhan and Kingrihesan. His consort is Kanakavalli or Vasumathi. The holy Tank or Pushkarani is called ‘Hrith-Thaapa-Nasini’, with the potential to cure mental agony and physical illness of those who faithfully take a dip in this tank and have darshan of Sri Veeraraghavan.

The twelve Alwars, the Tamil saints have sung on the deities of 108 kshetras (including the Milky Ocean and Srivaikuntam, the ultimate destination of all jiva-s). These are called Divya Desams or most Divine Places. Thiruvallur is one among them.

Prasadam Offered in Vidhya Veeraraghava Temple:

  • Kesari
  • Sweet Pongal
  • Pongal
  • Yellow Pongal
  • Pulhihora
  • Curd Rice
  • Mixed Rice
  • Idli
  • Dosa
  • Vada
  • Thenkuzhal
  • Adirasam
  • Appam
  • Laddu
  • Puttu
  • Rice Flour
  • Gram Sundal

For Goshala Donation, Contributions & Ubhayams:

  • All donations for cows and amounts payable towards Ubhayams and Renovation are to be made by cheque or demand draft in favor of ‘Sri Veeraraghavaswami Devasthanam’ payable at Chennai and sent to The Honorary Agent, Sri Veeraraghava Swami Devasthanam, Tiruvallur-602001
  • Money orders can be sent to Sri Veeraraghavaswami Devasthanam, Tiruvallur-602001
    Amounts can be remitted at the Devasthanam office in cash or cheque specifying the purpose and Receipt obtained.
  • Contributions and Ubhayams payments can also be made through bank transfers.

Bank Details:

Name of the Bank: STATE BANK OF INDIA
Branch: Thiruvallur Branch
Account No: S.B.-31654892858
Account Name: Sri Veeraraghavaswami Devasthanam
IFSC No: SBIN 0000937
MICR Code: 600002123
Address: #5. J.N.Road, Thiruvallur – 602001
Phone No: 044-27661986

Name of the Bank: CANARA BANK
Branch: Thiruvallur Branch
Account No: s.b-2761101017369
Account Name: Sri Veeraraghavaswami Devasthanam
IFSC No: cnrb0002761
MICR Code: 600015104
Address: No. 168, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Tiruvallur – 602001
Phone No: 044-27666365

Sri Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Address:

Sri Vaidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple,
Koil Street,
Tamil Nadu – 602001.
Phones: 044-27660378, 044-27664333
Hony. Agent: C.C.Sampath.
Mobile: 9444380805

Tiruvallur Sri Vidhya Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Pooja Schedule, Timings, History

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